Fifty per cent increase in accident calls to Lethbridge Police during Wednesday snowstorm

Wednesday’s huge dump of snow made for some slick driving conditions on the roads in and around the city. Lethbridge Police say they had about a 50 per cent increase in the number of calls coming into the Collision Reporting Centre.  Police say the increase is on par with most of the other major snowfalls we have received in the past.  

“It’s fairly consistent from year to year with the first snowfall and first bad weather, just getting drivers back into the rhythm, I guess you could say, of being aware of the conditions and having to slow down. I would say the biggest tip would be, be aware of your surroundings. Meaning, obviously, if it’s snowing, if the roads look icy, they probably are icy. And with that comes, be prepared to give yourself extra time,” said Sergeant Danny Lomness with the Traffic Response Unit of the Lethbridge Police Service.

LPS are also reminding drivers with the snow and icy covered roads to slow down and ensure that your vehicle has winter tires on it. 


Angela Stewart

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